Ho fun (he fun) is extremely popular in Southern China, where people like rice much more than flour. Staple food is an obvious way to define Chinese Northern eating and Southern China. In Northern part, traditionally, people eat lots of food made from flour like all kinds of Bing (饼), buns (馍) or noodles. While in Southern China, rice is commonly consumed even in forms of noodles and buns.
On the street of Southern China, especially in Guangdong province, quick chow fun possibly is the most popular food. Usually in resultants, we get a slightly expensive and dedicate version—beef chow fun. Marinating beef is not practical for street food New innovation is vegetarian chow fun using eggs, bean sprouts, green leafy vegetables and mushrooms. Sometimes, you will find pickled green beans too. Some of the vendors even provide a larger group of ingredients (more then 10 types) and allow the eater to choose their own favorite side ingredients. What a wonderful new customization!!
Sorry I do not take step by step pictures this time, as the process is going so fast. And the noodles seems lighter in color and less appealing than beef chow fun because no dark soy sauce or oyster sauce is added. However have a faith in me that you will taste more combined flavor of Bok Choy, mushrooms and eggs. For this recipe, I do not recommend making a larger batch because the larger amount ingredients will cool the wok quickly, which may spoil the taste. This process just take around 2 minutes. So I guess it is not a big problem to make one portion each time.
Quick Chow Fun-Vegetarian Chow FunPrint Recipe
- 100 g to 150g fresh ho fun , or 50g-60g pre-soaked rice noodles
- 1 small bunch bean sprouts
- 2 shitake mushrooms , sliced
- 1 Bok Choy , minced
- 2 green onions , cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 small bunch Chinese chive , optional, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 garlic clove , minced
- 1 middle sized egg , well whisked
- pinch of salt
- dash of pepper
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- Heat oil and then fry eggs. Break the fried eggs into pieces and transfer out.
- Put minced garlic in, fry until aroma. Add Bok Choy and shitake mushrooms; fry for around half a minute until slightly soft.
- Place the rice noodles, bean sprouts, scrambled egg, light soy sauce and salt. Give a big stir-fry to mix every well over high fire. Add chive and green onions, mix quickly and serve hot!
You may want to check the meaning patricidal as it may not mean what you intended it to mean. Otherwise a great recipe!
Thanks for pointing that out!
I didn't have bean sprouts, or bok choy, or garlic chives. I used mushrooms and Chinese cabbage. This made a fine brunch on a rainy Sunday. Thanks for your recipes.
You are the most welcome! Mary. I am glad it serves as a good brunch.
Pl. have more vegetarian recipes. I am a pure vegetarian who loves Chinese food, especially sichuan. Can you add more vegetarian recipes please? Thanks!
I am so glad I found you
Love all your recipes
Please can you send me the one for Steam Bun with Roast Pork
Thank-you so much for your help. I love your site Susana chu
Thanks Susana! You are so sweet!
Hezakiah S Levinson
One of my favorites and I'm not vegetarian.
I made the recipe as is, but added rice vinegar, Asian cooking wine, and fish sauce in with the soy sauce. And a very small amount of hoisen sauce and oyster sauce, it was amazing
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback!!! Adding rice vinegar sounds quite interesting.